The current stable 2.6 release is 184.108.40.206
on February 6. It
contains a single, one-line fix for a remotely-exploitable denial of
service vulnerability in the ICMP code.
The 220.127.116.11 release is under review as of
this writing. It is a rather larger patch with almost two dozen important
The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.16-rc2, released by Linus on
February 2. In addition to the expected big pile of fixes, this
prepatch adds another set of semaphore-to-mutex conversions, a USB driver
for ET61X151 and ET61X251 camera controllers, a big Video4Linux update, the
direct migration patches,
some slab allocator tweaks for NUMA machines, several new system calls
(openat() and friends, pselect(), ppoll()), a
big ACPI update, and
the EDAC error detection/correction code. The long-format changelog has lots of details.
The mainline git repository contains almost 500 post-rc2 patches as of this
writing. They are dominated by fixes, but there is also a patch to export
the system's CPU topology in sysfs, parallel port support for SGI O2
systems, administrator-changeable permissions in configfs, an OCFS2 update,
the unshare() system
call, and various architecture updates.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.16-rc2-mm1. Recent changes
to -mm include a rework of the mempool code, a new version of the core
timekeeping and NTP rework patches, better scheduler support for multicore
systems, a feature for forcing kernel allocations to be spread across NUMA
nodes, and an LED driver subsystem.
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